Thunder, Anthony to part ways before NBA season—report

first_imgFILE – This is an April 25, 2018, file photo showing Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, in Oklahoma Cit. Carmelo Anthony has played his last game for the Oklahoma City Thunder, barring a massive change of plans. A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Friday, July 6, 2018, that Anthony and the Thunder have mutually decided that he will not be on the team next season, though it remains unclear how that departure will actually happen. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because no buyout, trade or waiving has been executed. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder will part ways before next NBA season begins, ESPN reported Friday, saying the move could save the Thunder more than $100 million.The 34-year-old forward from Brooklyn opted into his $27.9 million deal for next season knowing that plans to scale back his role to a reserve doesn’t fit with his desires.ADVERTISEMENT Tony Parker leaving San Antonio for Charlotte ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man03:48Passengers flock to Naia one day before ‘Undas’05:18After the Typhoon Part 202:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Anthony’s situation allows for talks to teams who might release Anthony into free agency or would be looking for a massive contract that expires next year, providing a huge pool of money for next year’s free agents.The Thunder also could then trim their luxury tax expenses by $90 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anthony, a four-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist, is the all-time US scoring and rebounds leader but the 10-time All-Star has struggled in 15 NBA seasons, never playing in the NBA Finals.Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists last season for Oklahoma City, which went 48-34 but lost to Utah in the first round of the NBA playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’When Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George were on the court last season without Anthony, their efficiency rating was nearly 10 points higher than when ‘Melo was alongside them.With George opting to stay as well, the Thunder face an epic $310 million payroll, which league sources told ESPN in the report would dictate the Thunder trade, buy out or stretch Anthony’s contract impact under NBA salary cap rules — the latter move trimming $107 million off next season’s salary and luxury tax total. LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View commentslast_img read more

County Education Foundation Established in Grand Bassa

first_imgOver 400 students from the grades 1 thru 12, attending schools in Grand Bassa County as well as college, university, and post-graduate students hailing from that county have been selected as the first scholarship beneficiaries of the newly established Grand Bassa County Education Foundation.In a Daily Observer exclusive interview at her Capitol Building office in Monrovia, Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence said the Foundation was established with the involvement of the entire county leadership, including the County Council, which is responsible for making allocations in the implementation of the County Development Fund.“So they have the power and did their own articles of incorporation to register as a non-governmental organization (NGO) for education, with a board and a staff. We gave US$100,000 as a county to that educational foundation, with the mandate that it benefits every district in the county,” Senator Lawrence said.She recalled how before the foundation, the county’s scholarships were only benefitting college students schooling out of Bassa County in places like Monrovia (UL) and Suakoko (Cuttington), while students in Bassa, who made up over 90 percent of the population, were not benefitting.“So they did their own criteria, guideline and sent out application forms to every district and at the end over 400 students were qualified, including two for the Master’s program,” Senator Lawrence said.The Foundation, she said, has already concluded payment for the entire first semester, adding, “We are focusing on children averaging from an 85 grade and above 3 grade-point average in college, unlike in the past when everybody was qualified.”Senator Lawrence, who chairs the Senate Committee on Post and Telecommunications, said any donation received for the county will go through the foundation, adding, “What we have asked is that the foundation be audited annually by external auditors so that at the conclusion of every school year they have to present their external audit report for our viewing before they can get approval for the next payment.”Senator Lawrence said that the foundation requested and agreed that anything lobbied upon by members of the Legislative Caucus or as Legislators on behalf of the county, such as school bus, books, is for the Foundation, adding, “We have a system that is accountable to the Government when it comes to our Social and County Development Funds.”The Foundation’s Board, according to Senator Lawrence, is chaired by the head of the Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) Foundation School System, Moses Seway, and comprises the Principals’ Association, Teachers’ Association, County Authority, the PMC, a representation of the county caucus, theCounty Authority, and the company that is providing the Social Development Fund.Senator Lawrence then emphasized the importance that the Foundation attached to strictly-laid-out administrative regulations such as one that stipulates that the three-person administrative staff is not allowed to spend more than 10 percent of any amount that they receive on administrative costs.Besides giving out the scholarships, whose recipients will be published shortly, the Foundation has put in place a system of scrupulously checking the number of scholarships awarded, and monitoring and evaluating the academic performance of recipients.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dr. Roger Luncheon arrested by SOCU

first_imgFormer Cabinet Secretary, Roger Luncheon was arrested by Special Organised Crime Unit as investigation continues into the sale of lands at the area commonly known as  Pradoville 2, East Coast Demerara.Details of this story will follow in the March 08, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

AVC starts work on new parking in time for fall

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWork on the site will also provide a location for a modular building of about 2,160 square feet to house an expansion of the college’s nursing program. The expansion will accommodate 41 additional nursing students. The expansion should be ready in time for fall course work. The work will also provide a site for two modular buildings, each about 2,160 square feet, that will serve as a training academy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The academy, estimated to cost about $500,000, is a joint project among the college, the Sheriff’s Department, and the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale. “This is about coalition,” said Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns. “This is an example of us working together.” The academy will handle from 50 to 75 recruits at a time. The recruits will do their classwork for the 18-week academy as well as their physical training at AVC, said Capt. Susan Kopperud of the Sheriff’s Department’s training bureau. Recruits will do their weapons training at the department’s Pitchess Ranch facility and their driving training in Pomona, Kopperud said. LANCASTER – Antelope Valley College held a formal groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the first project to be financed by the $139 million bond measure that local voters approved in 2004. In a brief ceremony attended by representatives of Lancaster, Palmdale, the Sheriff’s Department and the health field, college officials marked the start of a $3.2 million project that will add 915 parking spaces to the north end of the campus. The project, expected to be completed in time for the fall semester, is expected to relieve chronic parking problems. “We did a survey of our students and this was the No. 1 priority – parking,” said AVC board President Steve Buffalo. “This will help Cal State Bakersfield (which has a satellite campus on AVC grounds) as well as our main campus.” The academy is expected to have four training courses a year at the college site, the department’s third training academy. The academy is tentatively set to open in October. The academy is part of an effort by the Sheriff’s Department to address a manpower shortage of 1,000 deputies. The $139 million bond measure will fund projects aimed at updating the Lancaster campus, which has several buildings more than 40 years old, and start the initial development of a Palmdale campus off Barrel Springs Road in southeast Palmdale. The overhaul is needed, college officials said, to accommodate enrollment expected nearly to double to more than 23,000 students by the year 2015. AVC officials said preliminary design work is in progress on an $8.9 million complex that will house a new operations and maintenance building, a warehouse and new greenhouses for agriculture courses. The operations and maintenance building is considered a top priority in part because the existing building is located where the college plans to build a $27.7 million health and science building. The health and science building will be funded with state funds, provided that California voters approve an upcoming statewide bond measure, and a matching contribution from the local bond revenue. The building has a tentative completion date of 2011. The health and science building will include 44,000 square feet for labs and classrooms to support biological and physical sciences, including a planetarium. An additional 21,000 square feet will be dedicated to the health sciences including nursing, emergency medical services, surgical, cardiovascular and radiologic technology. Also in line for state funding is a new 400-seat theater. The building could also double as a large lecture hall.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Sports Star committee members May Logue and Grace Boyle who are getting ready for the 39th awards function in the Mount Errigal Hotel on next Friday nightWith the nominees named earlier this month for next Friday night’s Donegal Sports Star Awards function the county’ sporting public has been forensically trawling the categories trying to pick winners for the prestigious Donegal County Council sponsored show which take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Only five nominees know in advance that they are getting awards but for the rest it’s a nervous wait to see whether their achievements have been deemed enough to see them getting the nod from the judging panel.With 40 categories and close to a 170 nominees committee Chairperson Neil Martin is appealing to those going to the function to book tickets immediately in order to secure their seats for the 39th Donegal Sports Star Awards where the special guest will be RTE broadcaster Sean O’Rourke. “There has been a big demand for tickets since the nominees were announced at the beginning of the month. So I would just urge those who intend going to book now and be sure of a seat. It also gives us a better chance to facilitate guests in terms of being at tables with their families and friends” Mr Martin said.The awards function takes place next Friday night January 30th in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Tickets available from the hotel. Ring 9106700. For further details go to or Facebook at donegalsports starawards.    NOMINEES NERVOUS AS COUNTDOWN TO SPORTS STAR AWARDS IS ON was last modified: January 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDlast_img read more

Bochy clarifies Giants rotation plans, Garcia returns after Posey tweaks hamstring

first_imgBALTIMORE — After allowing eight earned runs in 1 1/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, it appeared left-hander Drew Pomeranz was headed from the Giants rotation to the bullpen.The Giants did not list Pomeranz as a probable starter for his next turn in the rotation and manager Bruce Bochy said he could be available in relief as soon as Sunday’s series finale against the Orioles.Prior to Sunday’s game, Bochy clarified that Pomeranz has not lost his starting job and instead …last_img

Week two in review

first_imgHalf-a-dozen touchdown passes from the arm of Will Omey and 12 tackles from Justin Hagler guided St. Bernard’s to a road win while a pair of redzone turnovers cost Eureka a chance at win No. 1 on the year during what was week two of the high school football season.Omey, Hagler and the soaring seniorsQuarterback Will Omey tossed six touchdown passes for St. Bernard’s in what was a 39-14 win on the road at Hoopa Valley Friday night.And it was all about the seniors.Omey connected with Lane …last_img

A.P. Learning to Report Science Wars More Accurately

first_imgThe Discovery Institute’s media-watchdog blog Evolution News watched Associated Press fumble at first, but then get it right to show that new science standards adopted by South Carolina do not mandate teaching intelligent design.  The AP story printed in South Carolina’s Channel 10 News included a comment that certain officials “worried the change would open the door to teaching alternative theories such as intelligent design.”  It also first contradicted itself about what the standards said about teaching critical thinking.  To clarify what the standards said and did not say, Casey Luskin listed five points on Evolution News why “critical analysis” of evolution does not require “teaching ID.”    Another “critical analysis” debate is going on in Michigan.  Evolution News reported that microbiologist Ralph Seelke testified in favor of HB 5251 that calls for students to be able to “use the scientific method to critically evaluate scientific theories including, but not limited to, the theories of global warming and evolution,” and to be able to formulate arguments for and against such theories.  Seelke argued this is a sound strategy for teaching any subject about which there is considerable disagreement.  “There is a term used when we only want student[s] to learn one side of a story,” he said.  “It is called indoctrination, not education.”With polls continuing to show a majority doubt evolution, and with more school boards showing boldness enough to stand up against ACLU and Americans United threats, and with the inherent and obvious reasonableness of allowing controversial subjects to get a critical analysis, the AP and other mainstream media may be slowly catching onto the fact that they cannot continue to lie and sell papers.  Keep those well-written and soundly-argued letters to the editor flowing.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Hereford Futurity results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hereford breeders from Ohio and surrounding states gathered Sunday September 27th, 2015, at the Guernesy Co. Fairgrounds in Old Washington, Ohio. The Buckeye Hereford Association hosted the annual event showcasing Ohio bred seedstock. Judge Lowell Midla of Marysville, Ohio evaluated the entries and complemented the breeders on breeding an excellent set of cattle. Prior to the show a complimentary meal was provided for the breeders and spectators by the Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Association.2015 Ohio Hereford Futurity ChampionsGrand Champion Bull: GVF 10Y Homerun 41B, September 2014 bull sired by NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y, bred and owned by Green Valley Farm, Sarahsville, Ohio. Reserve Champion Bull: CVF Z79 Mohican P7C, March 2015 bull sired by Mohican Upnorth Z245 bred by Mohican Farms, Glenmont, Ohio and owned by Carmel Valley Farms, Racine, Ohio. Grand Champion Female: Creek o39X 10Y Viola 502, a January 2015 heifer sired by NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y, bred and owned by Creek Bottom Farms, Navarre, Ohio. Reserve Champion Female: UHF Kelly U07B, an April 2014 heifer sired by Star KKH SSF Bright Kelly 408 ET, bred and owned by Ralph E. Ullman & Son, Rinard Mills, Ohio. Grand Champion Prospect Steer: Grandview steer, an April steer sired by MCR Bluestem 977, bred and owned by Grandview Hereford Farm, Springfield, Ohio. Champion Expo Class Heifer: KH X73 Ladysport 0091 B58, an October 2014 heifer sired by Boyd NJW Stand Out 0091, bred Keayla Harr, Jeromesville, Ohio & owned by Emma Lewis, Litchfield, Ohio. Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair: EML Legend of Ariel A241, sired by Feltons Legend 242 with a May heifer calf sired by EFBEEF Foremost U208. Pair bred and owned by Emma Lewis, Litchfield, Ohio.. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair: Creek Trusts Viola 311A, sired by NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W with a March heifer calf sired by MSU TCF Revolution 4R. Bred and owned by Creek Bottom Farm, Navarre, Ohio. Best 6 head, Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor: Creek Bottom Farm, the Johnson Family, Navarre, Ohio.last_img read more

Announcing the March Featured Geocacher of the Month

first_img SharePrint RelatedMarch Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsApril 10, 2012In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”April Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsMay 11, 2012In “Community” March Featured Geocacher of the Month, AlexschweigertMany people know March’s Featured Geocacher of the Month for his ability to organize and lead incredible geocaching adventures. Congratulations to Alexschweigert for pulling in an incredible 232 votes to be named March’s Featured Geocacher of the Month.Alexschweigert is recognized for sharing his love for geocaching and the sea with others by inviting them to experience a geocaching adventure like no other. Alex chartered a ship for nearly 300 geocachers and led the Allerhalligen-Cruises on March 24th.That’s the fifth event of its kind led by Alex and his team involving chartered ships and a geocaching adventure across the North Sea. Alex also shares his joy of geocaching and life on the coast through his popular geocaching blog.According to one geocacher, Alex “is tremendously engaged and so much into geocaching that he is putting up great caches in his surroundings and besides that, he has the capability of putting on outrageous events.”Alexschweigert will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of you to the fellow March nominees and all those who supported them. Those nominees not chosen as the featured Geocacher of the Month receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.The geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month.Featured Geocacher of the Month GeocoinIf you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for Geocacher of the Month, send an email to nomination must meet the following requirements: Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the April featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by May 8th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more